The Princess and the Goblin; Speex encoded
George MacDonald's second novel for children is widely regarded as both his best children's story and one of the finest fantasy tales ever written. The Princess Irene lives in a castle on a mountain with her nurse Lootie, while in caves beneath live a race of ugly goblins with heads as hard as stone. The lines are drawn for a fantastic confrontation between the Princess, her great-great-grandmother and her intrepid friend Curdie on the one side, and the gnome-like goblins on the other. It is a thrilling battle of wits which must prove fatal... for someone.
(backpage of the Wordsworth Classics edition)